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News July 13, 2019
Murray–Darling recovery in peril
As attempts to restore water to the river basin fail to meet their targets, scientists warn irrigator subsidies may cost 10 times initial estimates.
News June 29, 2019
Scott Morrison’s inner circle
Still dogged by questions about his rise to the Liberal leadership, Scott Morrison is keeping his allies close, and rewarding those who voted for him in the spill.
News July 06, 2019
Dutton’s stance on citizenship laws
Despite recommendations from parliament’s security watchdog, Peter Dutton will press ahead with plans to ban Australian citizens with terrorism links from returning home.
News June 22, 2019
Manus refugee services contract embroiled in dispute
Australia’s already-contentious Manus Island refugee services contract faces further complications from local landholder politics.
News June 15, 2019
Centre Alliance barters on gas prices
As the government works to get its tax cuts through the upper house, Centre Alliance senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff have put a condition on their support, calling for adjustments to the domestic gas security mechanism.
News June 08, 2019
Fresh documents in Morrison’s sacking
New documents show the clearest picture yet of Scott Morrison’s dismissal at Tourism Australia, including scathing correspondence from Fran Bailey.
News June 01, 2019
Starting again: the Albanese interview
As he takes over as Labor’s new leader, Anthony Albanese outlines how he plans to reshape his party and win back Australia’s trust.
News May 25, 2019
Shorten loses again, trying to undermine Albanese leadership
As Labor attempts to understand how it lost the unloseable election, old divisions have been reopened by the party’s search for a new identity to win back voters.
News May 18, 2019
Election 2019: the final hours
As election day neared, Scott Morrison proved to be relentless on the chaotic campaign trail, despite what the polls predict for his prime ministership.
News May 11, 2019
Election cash splash coming from government grants
The funding for many promises in this election campaign appears to be coming out of government grants with vague criteria.
News May 11, 2019
The Shorten interview
In a one-on-one interview ahead of next week’s election, Bill Shorten has proposed he would, if necessary, set up a new regional processing facility in Papua New Guinea.
News May 04, 2019
Big-dollar pledges for marginal seats
Wherever there’s a marginal seat, there’s a politician from the Coalition or Labor pledging millions of dollars.